Drake’s upcoming album, Nothing was the Same, scheduled for a September 17 release, will feature Jay Z and Lil Wayne. 

News of Drake’s collaborators was reported by Rolling Stone today (August 16). In the article, Drake also talks about taking a new musical approach with his upcoming collection. 

“This album is about growth,” Drake says in the Rolling Stone piece. “When I play it for people, they ask, ‘Who’s that rapping?’ I’m like, ‘That’s me.'”

Drake’s Nothing was the Same will also include “Connect,” a song that has not been leaked yet.  

“That one hits you in the heart,” Drake says. “It’s painful and beautiful at the same time.”

TNGHT’s Hudson Mohawke, who recently worked with Kanye West on Yeezus, will also appear on the album. 

Drake announced the release date for Nothing was the Same with a promotional clip for the project. In it, Drake celebrated a Grammy award with a drink.

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UPDATE: Although it was known that Jay Z was slated to be featured on Drake’s Nothing was the Same, new developments have surfaced about Jay’s role on the project. According to Billboard, Jay Z has two verses on the album, both featured on the tentatively-titled “Pound Cake.” The track is set to be the album’s outro, according to Billboard. 

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